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Less Is Often Best In Treating TMJ Disorders

Until there is science based evidence for treating TMJ disorders, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) recommends that you try simple self-care practices and avoid treatments that cause permanent changes in the bite or jaw.

Review Date: February 18, 2013

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ," are a group of painful conditions that affect the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movements. Simple self-care practices for easing symptoms of TMJ disorders is provided.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR